Hon. Yadira Pedraza See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Miami-Dade County
11th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.0 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 2 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

What others have said about Hon. Yadira Pedraza



Comment #: FL3839
Rating:Not Rated
Extremely fair, patient and knowledgable judge. She listens to both sides carefully, reviews pleadings rather than just taking the defendant or plaintiff's word etc - nice to see a judge who actually cares enough to read, pay attention to the pleadings filed in the case etc. Wish she was a full fledged judge. Been before others such as caballero who appear to be fair but doesn't really listen and is more defendant/respondent friendly.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3299
She is a very fair, professional and ethical judge. She hears both sides and gives everyone an equal opportunity to speak, prior to ruling.


Comment #: FL2182
Rating:Not Rated
She has a double standard. When I wasn't represented by a lawyer, she was barely civil, but when my *male* lawyer was there she's "all nice". Either way, I don't think she is very fair. Whenever I have a "real" judge like Kreeger, Gross, Sarduy, etc., I feel like I get a fair trial. Hope she's never a full judge. Having/Not having a lawyer shouldn't affect the way that you are being treated by a judge/magistrate.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2021
Not very bright. Reduced child support when there was no substantial change in circumstance and former husband had increase in income. Basis was to bring child support within guidelines despite parties entering in to marital settlement agreement for amount above guidelines. Had to appeal decision. Imagine she was trying for a county court judge position. She needs to learn the law.